Buffalo has elevated former CFL receiver Duke Williams to the active roster for the Bills Super Wild Card Weekend match-up against the Indianapolis Colts.
Williams dressed for one game during the 2020 regular season while the rest of the schedule he was on the practice squad.
He had 12 catches for 166 yards and one touchdown — a game-winning TD in his NFL debut – in four games during the 2019 season with the Bills. Williams made six receptions for 108 yards in Buffalo’s regular season-ending 13-6 loss to the New York Jets and was also a key factor in the team’s AFC Wild Card playoff loss.
Despite that early promise, Williams was not a part of the Bills 53-man roster at the end of training camp. After clearing waivers, Williams was signed to the practice squad as a crucial piece of COVID-19 insurance.
The spot in Buffalo was earned in Western New York following a consistently strong training camp and pre-season performance from Williams in 2019. He grabbed the attention of Buffalo’s franchise quarterback Josh Allen.
Williams caught 88 passes during the 2018 CFL season for a league-leading 1,579 yards and 11 touchdowns. At six-foot-three, 225 pounds, Williams provides a big frame and adds a physical presence.